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Tiger Eyes (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama | 7 June 2013 (USA)
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After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.

Director:

Lawrence Blume

Writers:

Judy Blume (novel), Lawrence Blume (screenplay)
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willa Holland ... Davey Wexler
Amy Jo Johnson ... Gwen Wexler
Gwen Goldsmith Gwen Goldsmith ... Rabbi
Lucien Dale ... Jason Wexler
Cynthia Stevenson ... Bitsy Kronick
Forrest Fyre ... Walter Kronick
Nephele Jackson Nephele Jackson ... Lenaya
Tatanka Means ... Wolf
Michael Sheets ... Adam Wexler
Mike Miller ... Male Tourist
Josh Berry ... Mr. Vanderhoot
Teo Olivares Teo Olivares ... Reuben
Elise Eberle ... Jane Albertson
Barbie Robertson ... Danielle (as Barbie Anthony)
Justin Holtzen Justin Holtzen ... Hugh
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Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is dead -- shot in a holdup at his store -- and now her mother is taking 17 year old Davey and her little brother to New Mexico to stay with relatives while she tries to recover. Climbing in the Los Alamos canyon, Davey meets the mysterious Wolf, the only person who seems to understand the rage and fear Davey feels. Slowly, with Wolf's help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life. A complicated story of deep human drama. Based on the classic novel,"Tiger Eyes," by Judy Blume. Written by GC

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Loss. Love. Hope. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including a violent incident, and some teen drinking

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kaplan Gözler See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,874, 9 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,163, 23 June 2013
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Color
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Trivia

Despite Judy Blume's forty years of writing bestsellers for children and young adults, Tiger Eyes is the first theater-release motion picture to be made out of any of her books. (There have been television productions made of Forever, the "Fudge" books, and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great.) See more »

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[first lines]
Davey: I wonder what it's like to be dead? I hope it's peaceful - like you're floating. I hope you don't keep thinking about how you died. Or why. Or how it makes no sense. The thing about it is, it's all so final.
[black-out]
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End Credits: "No lizards were harmed during the production of this motion picture." See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.87 (2013) See more »

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Everything Is Brilliant
Written by Rosi Golan & Boots Ottestad
Performed by Rosi Golan
Courtesy of Gypsy Betch
Gary Lightbody appears courtesy of Fiction/Polydor Records
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Terrible
28 May 2014 | by stormwondereventSee all my reviews

Sadly, this film is proof that good books can't be always translated into good films.

To me, this film is nothing like the book. There is no mood set, the cast is totally wrong---the parents look like they could be the brother/sister of Davey, not parents. All poignant dialogue and scenes from the book are removed. There is no building of scenes, and they just did not translate grief except for a few brief moments. They moved and shifted characters and didn't have enough flash back sequences to unfold the mystery of Davey's grief, like in the book.

Sadly, I was thoroughly disappointed all around. The fact they changed the ending as well---nothing was done right--they showed no growth of Davey as we see in the book.

There are brief moments where you can really feel the grief, but sadly, with no build up, or even getting to know Davey, it falls too short.


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